The Legal Advice Procedure provides information for staff who wish to seek advice and/or assistance from the General Counsel’s Office.
|Purpose||To provide information for staff seeking advice and/or assistance from the General Counsel’s Office.|
|This procedure requires actions by the following:|
You must contact a University solicitor promptly to allow sufficient time for advice to be given and the work to be scheduled appropriately.
You must include a Legal Instruction Checklist with all requests.You must provide all relevant documentation, such as the following:
Instructions must be comprehensive to enable the matter to be dealt with in the best interests of the University.
You must obtain prior approval from the General Counsel for the use of an external lawyer.GENERAL LEGAL ISSUES
When seeking legal assistance, or being involved in a potential legal issue, be aware of the need to:
|Executive Dean, Head of Department or Head of Office|
Receive, consider and where appropriate, approve requests for legal advice from the General Counsel’s Office.Ensure all relevant documentation is provided with the request.
Create a legal services file for each matter in addition to any administrative file.Provide legal advice as appropriate.
|Contact Officer||General Counsel|
|Date Approved||17 February 2010|
|Approval Authority||General Counsel|
|Date of Commencement||17 February 2010|
16 February 2016 – Added contact email for University Privacy Officer.
|Date for Next Review||February 2013|
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW)
|Keywords||Legal, Advice, Solicitor, Counsel, Professional Privilege|
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